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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02716
Asked by: Katy Clark, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 7 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what support and resources are being made available to local authorities to help them adapt their services in line with the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015.

Current status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 14 September 2021


Answer

Local authorities received funding amounting to £21,000 per authority over 4 years from 2018 to 2021, as part of the Local Government Finance Resettlement, to facilitate on-going dialogue with their local BSL-using community to support the creation of their first-ever Authority BSL Plans.

The British Deaf Association are funded through the Equality and Human Rights Fund to support local authorities to develop and monitor their Authority BSL plans, and to engage with their local BSL-using community.